Took my trusty SX-70 out for a walk the other day, as it was beautiful outside, almost spring-like temperatures and blue skies.
The SX-70 has been behaving a bit strange since it spent a night outside, during a thunderstorm. Though, to be honest, I’m surprised it still works at all.
When pressing the shutter the camera would first do nothing really, and it would take a few seconds to trigger the shutter, which resulted in some lomo-eqsue looking Polaroids. Quite fond of the results really.
For the later shots I held the camera still for a while until the image popped out, so they actually picture what I wanted to snap a photo of.
Too bad about the SX-70, it’s a great little camera. I wonder if I can get it repaired somewhere, or if the transport wheels just need a drop of oil. Worth a shot I reckon.
A few weeks ago we took our friends from Australia, who are currently living in Berlin, out to the Soviet monument in Treptower Park. It’s a pretty incredible place, and I love coming here. Not a lot of tourists come here, and there’s usually not much going on.
I also love bringing the Polaroid 110B camera here. It’s oddly fitting given the history of this place.
It’s a place to contemplate the horror that was the World War II, as about 5000 Russian soldiers are buried here. It has an aura about it that’s hard to explain.
The weather on this Sunday was awesome. I miss those days.
In the process of building up a new business, a lot of time I get either stuck, something drags me down, or I just need to clear my head and take some time to mull certain things over. That’s when I reach for a camera and go for a walk. It does wonders, every time. No computers, no phone, just the camera, Berlin, and me.
My current favorite is the Polaroid 110B and some gorgeous (although pretty expired) 664 black and white film.
Great soundtrack for a walk: Pantera and Bad Religion
Feels like it’s been ages since I took these photos, but it’s currently a nice 20 degrees outside in late October, so it feels only fitting to post them. It was a beautiful day in September, pretty much the last time we hung out in our garden for the entire day. We picked raspberries, had a barbie and iced AeroPress coffee. It was lovely. I miss those days already.
Another thing I’ll be missing: this gorgeous 600 and 779 Polaroid film. The colors are just incredible. We’re down to a just few packs in our fridge, and I’m enjoying every single shot coming out of my SX-70.
I started resenting not taking photos on a daily basis anymore. I just admire Astrid’s way and endurance of doing that. Then I remember that I still have a crap load of expired Polaroid 664 film left. Time to get out the 110B camera and get shooting! The two bottom shots were taken with Fuji FP100C film that was still left in the camera. I love that film.
I’m mostly at home these days, so I took my time setting up some shots (some more than others really), using tripod and cable release. It’s an old camera and has some quirks, especially with the focus that’s a bit out of whack, but its lens is extraordinary, if I may say so.
Mari even started insisting I take pictures of her. I love that little one.